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Bell Ringer. Directions: Rewrite the following sentences; insert commas where necessary. Then, write down why you inserted the commas with one of the reasons from below: Separate items in a series/ a list of something Parenthetical information Separate dependent clause from independent clause.

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Bell ringer
Bell Ringer

Directions: Rewrite the following sentences; insert commas where necessary. Then, write down why you inserted the commas with one of the reasons from below:

  • Separate items in a series/ a list of something

  • Parenthetical information

  • Separate dependent clause from independent clause


Question 1
Question #1

Today I will be quiet during the bell ringer raise my hand before speaking and work very hard.


Answer 1
Answer #1

Today I will be quiet during the bell ringer, raise my hand before speaking, and work very hard.


Explanation 1
Explanation #1

Use commas to separate items in a series.


Question 2
Question #2

That movie in my opinionwas too scary for children.


Answer 2
Answer #2

That movie, in my opinion, was too scary for children.


Explanation 2
Explanation #2

Interjection/ Parenthetical Information


Question 3
Question #3

Edgar Allen Poe the father of the short story is buried in Baltimore.


Answer 3
Answer #3

Edgar Allen Poe, the father of the short story, is buried in Baltimore.


Explanation 3
Explanation #3

Parenthetical Information


Question 4
Question #4

Although Edgar Allen is extremely famous he is not my favorite author.


Answer 4
Answer #4

Although Edgar Allen is extremely famous, he is not my favorite author.


Explanation 4
Explanation #4

Use a comma to separate a dependent clause and an independent clause when the dependent clause goes first.


Question 5
Question #5

My first period fourth period and fifth period classes are I think much smarter than my second period class.


Answer 5
Answer #5

My first period, fourth period, and fifth period classes are, I think, much smarter than my second period class.


Explanation 5
Explanation #5

Separate Items in a series + place commas around parenthetical information/ interjections.


How can i get extra help
How Can I Get Extra Help?

  • Come to lab 408 after school and I will help you.

  • Take advantage of online help available. Simply type “comma usage practice” into a search engine and you will have a tom of resources right at your finger tips.

  • Come before school for help.


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